Accomodation for the 3rd Python Workshop

[Adapted from a message by Michael McLay on the subject.]

I did a quick WWW search and found a page listing some of the hotels in Reston area. Since it sounds like you are looking for something at the lower end of the cost spectrum I've checked with two of the hotels which generally have moderate rates.

Comfort Inn - Herndon Dulles
200 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 22070, (703) 437-7555
	$72/night +tax		standard  (for an individual)
	$70.20/night +tax	w/ AAA discount
	$59/night +tax  	corporate rate (Just need to give your
						corporation's name)
Comfort Inn are in the low-end, no-frills chain motels category. They are much better than the bottom of the line Motel 6 chain, but the quality of rooms tend to vary a bit.
Holiday Inn Express
485 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 22070, (703) 478-9777

	$79/night +tax		standard 
	$69/night +tax		corporate rate
Holiday Inn Express's is a new chain from the old company. They are targeting the same market that was pioneered by Marriott Courtyard, business travelers who don't want any surprises. The Express rooms are very nice, comfortable, and spacious. Rooms with a single bed include a desk, comfy chair, microwave, and frig. I think the rooms with two beds don't have the comfy chair. The one I stayed at in Menlo Park included breakfast They have an exercise room, but do not have a restaurant or a pool. It's a good value at $69 for the Reston/Herndon area.

The meeting is in suburbia so you'll probably want a rental car.

This may be an opportunity to do some touring of the Washington, DC area. Early December's weather can be nice, but it can also be cold and rainy. Anyway since all the museums are free spending a couple days at the Smithsonian could be a very inexpensive vacation to tag on to the trip. The metro takes you right down to the Mall so you don't need a car if you stay at one of the hotels at a metro stop in the suburbs.


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